Blue Squadron (RDM)
- For the Original Series Blue Squadron see: Blue Squadron (TOS)
Blue Squadron is the wireless callsign of several fighter squadrons.
It is the designation of the initial Viper squadron sortied from Pegasus during its attack on a Cylon communications relay under Admiral Cain (TRS: "Razor").
During the Battle of the Binary Star System, Blue Squadron is shown on the DRADIS screen participating in the battle. It is presumably led by Starbuck (TRS: "The Captain's Hand").
During the Battle of New Caprica, Blue Squadron departs Galactica during planetfall. They lead hit and run attacks on surface installations during the battle. It is possibly led by Hot Dog (TRS: "Exodus, Part II").
Later, the name is used for a Raptor picket led by Helo (TRS: "The Son Also Rises"). Blue Squadron appears on Galactica's DRADIS during the Battle of the Ionian Nebula (TRS: "He That Believeth In Me").
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- A group of Vipers is called "Blue Team" during a training exercise. Led by Kat, it measures its skills against Red Team (TRS: "Torn")
- In a "A Day in the Life", Lee Adama orders his pilots to do flying and landing exercises, dividing them into red, blue, yellow and green "sections".
- Originally it seemed that Blue Squadron could be a standing squadron on Pegasus (similar to the naming scheme of the Original Series). However, later the term is used for widely different units, which are led by different people. This suggests that it is merely a callsign to identify the squadrons on the wireless and DRADIS.